Archive for the ‘Bird’ Category

Who Are You? Identifying Backyard Birds

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Who Are You?
Identifying Backyard Birds
When you first notice the bright-colored yellow and black bird in your yard, all you can do is admire it.  However, when you learn that the bird is an Evening Grosbeak, you’ll know that a simple tube feeder with Black-oil Sunflower seeds will keep him coming back.  Being able to identify […]

The Season Survivors

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

This winters season has been quite a knockout! From torrential down pours in the west to snow and ice in the east – everyone has been up against some fierce competition dodging the elements. So, how are our feathered friends doing?
Tim Kiladze of Forbes.com just announced America’s Top 10 Worst Weather Cities this year (see […]

Prep Your Pad for Fall Feathered Friends

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Fall migration is a great time for birders. We tend to see more birds mainly because birds born in spring and summer are now heading south with all the other birds. Migration is also a time for us bird watchers to notice varieties we normally do not see. Because of the hurricane season, these strong […]

Wild Bird Etiquette

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Birds have behaviors just as we do, but if you’ve ever observed them “behaving” you know that some of their actions are just baffling!
Bathing in the Dust
Have you ever witnessed a bird “bathing” in dust? Believe it or not, birds will often do this to either reduce moisture, align feather barbs (a series of branches […]

Attracting Hummingbirds

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Would you like to attract hummingbirds to your yard or garden?  Hummingbirds are attracted to flowers, shrubs, vines and trees.  Below is a list of  flowers, shrubs, vines, and trees that hummingbirds are attracted to. Note: none of these need to be red in color, although the color red is attractive to hummingbirds.
If in doubt […]

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